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Career and Education Opportunities for Correctional Officers in Nevada

Nevada has a population of 2,643,085, which has grown by 32.27% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Silver State," its capital is Carson City, though its biggest city is Las Vegas.

There are currently 2,710 working correctional officers in Nevada; this should grow 23% to about 3,340 working correctional officers in the state by 2016. This is better than the national trend for correctional officers, which sees this job pool growing by about 9.4% over the next eight years. Correctional officers generally guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institution in accordance with established regulations and procedures.

Correctional officers earn about $24 per hour or $51,640 per year on average in Nevada and about $18 hourly or $38,380 annually on average nationally. Incomes for correctional officers are better than in the overall category of Correctional in Nevada, and better than the overall Correctional category nationally. Correctional officers work in a variety of jobs, including: gang pusher, patrol conductor, and jail officer.

In 2008, there were a total of 1,638,004 jobs in Nevada. The average annual income was $40,936 in 2008, up from $40,930 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Nevada was 11.8% in 2009, which has grown by 5.1% since the previous year. Roughly 18.2% of Nevada residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Nevada include accommodation services, accommodation, and traveler accommodation. Notable tourist attractions include the Nevada State Museum & Historical Society, the Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, and the Las Vegas International Scout Museum.

CITIES WITH Correctional Officer OPPORTUNITIES IN Nevada


JOB DESCRIPTION: Correctional Officer

Correctional Officer video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

In general, correctional officers guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institution in accordance with established regulations and procedures. They also may guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, or other point.

Every day, correctional officers are expected to be able to evaluate problems as they arise. They need to speak clearly. It is also important that they listen to and understand others in meetings.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in Nevada include:

  • Bailiff. Maintain order in courts of law.
  • Criminal Investigator. Investigate alleged or suspected criminal violations of Federal, state, or local laws to determine if evidence is sufficient to recommend prosecution.
  • Customs Inspector. Investigate and inspect persons, common carriers, and merchandise, arriving in or departing from the United States or between states to detect violations of immigration and customs laws and regulations.
  • Fire Code Inspector. Inspect buildings and equipment to detect fire hazards and enforce state and local regulations.
  • Fire Inspector. Conduct investigations to determine causes of fires and explosions.
  • Lifeguard. Monitor recreational areas, such as pools, beaches, or ski slopes to provide assistance and protection to participants.
  • Police Officer. Conduct investigations to prevent crimes or solve criminal cases.
  • Policeman. Patrol assigned areas to enforce laws and ordinances, regulate traffic, and arrest violators.
  • Private Investigator. Detect occurrences of unlawful acts or infractions of rules in private establishment, or seek, examine, and compile information for client.
  • Sheriff. Enforce law and order in rural or unincorporated districts or serve legal processes of courts. May patrol courthouse, guard court or grand jury, or escort defendants.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Nevada

Nevada
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Nevada has a population of 2,643,085, which has grown by 32.27% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Silver State," its capital is Carson City, though its largest city is Las Vegas. In 2008, there were a total of 1,638,004 jobs in Nevada. The average annual income was $40,936 in 2008, up from $40,930 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Nevada was 11.8% in 2009, which has grown by 5.1% since the previous year. About 18.2% of Nevada residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Nevada include accommodation services, accommodation, and traveler accommodation. Notable tourist attractions include the Sin Gentlemen's Club, the Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, and the Lied Discovery Children's Museum.